In Review: AKA Jessica Jones – AKA Ladies Night

A former super-heroine decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator.

Synopsis: A former super-heroine decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator.

Review: I’m sure I will be watching the rest of this series over the weekend, but figured it be a good idea to get my initial thoughts out in the open before I do.

Jessica Jones, who is played to perfection by Krysten Ritter who gives the role an edgy feel, but also manages to keep it so the character is both edgy and likable.

In this first episode of the series. Its very much setting up the characters and the premise for the bigger story, which if anything like ‘Daredevil’ will run over the course of the 13 episodes.

I liked how the series channels the old Noir Gumshoe Detective style of series by having Jessica speaking to us in the third person talking about her job. It also very much fits the edgy style of the series, which is pretty down and dirty and full on urban. In fact a little more so than ‘Daredevil’.

We have some nice scenes between Jessica and Luke Cage (Mike Colter) who provides a needed listening ear and seems to fast become a grounding force in Jessica’s life.

Jessica’s first case involves a missing NYU student, but it fast develops into more than the average missing persons case when Jessica’s suspicions about Killgrave’s (David Tennant) involvement pan out to be true.

This ends the first episode on a dramatic and twisted cliffhanger in which Jessica has to choose between going up against Killgrave, who psychologically tortured her – or run as far away and as fast as possible.

Although the series is very edgy and dark. The story is balanced out with some fairly humorous moments such as Jessica using her superpowers on a perp and then telling him that she also has laser eyes and will frag his brains if he dares to report her.

I’m hooked and will likely try and take in more episodes over the weekend.

 

9.8
AKA Jessica Jones - AKA Ladies Night
  • The Noir narration from the third person
  • I haven't got anything
  • Story
    9.5
  • Acting
    10
  • Incidental Music
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics.

Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net

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